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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #75 on: June 07, 2012, 03:13:52 pm »
Well crap!
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #76 on: June 07, 2012, 03:55:28 pm »
he's fine, but he's lost over an hour and half with this storm....and the hails not passed by yet... so he's pulling the plug and gonna grab a hotel   :'(  doh!!!!!!!!!!!

sorry folks but I think the shows over.....
Andrea

The show is never over....  Just maybe a different show then the one we were expecting but he is still on the road away from home and experiencing things some of us only dream about so continue with the show perhaps with a different ending then we expected but sometimes shows are better when they are unpredictable. 

The show must go on!!  :) :)

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #77 on: June 07, 2012, 04:11:27 pm »
it's disappointing......can's mess with mother nature though!

I'm not quite sure what to do with myself for the next 24 hours now????? ???

thanks to all of you, it's certainly been a fun ride.....

Andrea

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #78 on: June 07, 2012, 04:18:24 pm »
Glad you could join us. Say hey to Brian for all of us. :)
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #79 on: June 07, 2012, 04:37:30 pm »
Just got off the phone with Brian, he's called the ride, hail the size of golfballs, bouncing 6 feet into the air, locals are calling for baseball sized hail.  He was lucky as he had just pulled in for fuel when the storm hit.  So, many kudos to a rider who knows when to call it good, and Brian is the definition of a Rider.  His plan is to break the remainder of the trip into 2-700 mile days, stop and smell the roses kinda ride.  He will still have his Spot on for the ride and if things work out I'll still try to meet up with him somewhere along the way.

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #80 on: June 07, 2012, 04:54:43 pm »
I'm not quite sure what to do with myself for the next 24 hours now????? ???

Andrea

I think you should take an enjoyable nap, going just by your post times, I think you could use a little more shut eye.
Thanks for the updates Andrea, it added a lot. Even if cut short, I enjoyed this trip  :) more than the last one where I
just stared at a Spot map.  :o

Glad you could join us. Say hey to Brian for all of us. :)

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #81 on: June 07, 2012, 04:54:53 pm »
Smart man... Stay safe & enjoy the ride.

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #82 on: June 07, 2012, 05:13:12 pm »
The show is never over....  Just maybe a different show then the one we were expecting but he is still on the road away from home and experiencing things some of us only dream about so continue with the show perhaps with a different ending then we expected but sometimes shows are better when they are unpredictable. 

The show must go on!!  :) :)

Good post! +1!
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #83 on: June 07, 2012, 07:10:33 pm »
Just got off the phone with Brian, he's called the ride, hail the size of golfballs, bouncing 6 feet into the air, locals are calling for baseball sized hail.  He was lucky as he had just pulled in for fuel when the storm hit.  So, many kudos to a rider who knows when to call it good, and Brian is the definition of a Rider.  His plan is to break the remainder of the trip into 2-700 mile days, stop and smell the roses kinda ride.  He will still have his Spot on for the ride and if things work out I'll still try to meet up with him somewhere along the way.

+100

There will always be another chance to ride, but only if you're on the green side of the grass.   Andrea, good for you keeping in touch with him and letting us know how he's doing.

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #84 on: June 07, 2012, 08:45:36 pm »
I wonder if Brian is becoming piratized?  He has been in the Sturgis region for quite some time ;D  I can see it know, a Silverdammit 14, massive amounts of leather tassles, 2 cup holders, chrome pipes (straight of course), chrome fenders, and the rider wearing a skull cap and fingerless gloves.  Andrea, whatever will you do with him when he starts calling ya his "Ol Lady"? ;)  I wonder if Kirby will be his VP or Sergeant of Arms?
Oh well, I reckon I'll start worrying when he announces he just installed a cruise control on his new wide glide :o
And Steve, it appears KIPASS has finally failed Brian, if only he had installed new batteries, that hail woulda melted long before hitting the ground.  I think I'm going to buy an FJR now :o :o 8)

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #85 on: June 08, 2012, 05:11:04 am »
oh yes he's gone to the dark side for sure, I wonder if he'll turn???  Tell him, swearing me to secrecy...but not turnng Spot off doesn't give him the desired results...... ;D  !!   

Andrea

I wonder if Brian is becoming piratized?  He has been in the Sturgis region for quite some time ;D  I can see it know, a Silverdammit 14, massive amounts of leather tassles, 2 cup holders, chrome pipes (straight of course), chrome fenders, and the rider wearing a skull cap and fingerless gloves.  Andrea, whatever will you do with him when he starts calling ya his "Ol Lady"? ;)  I wonder if Kirby will be his VP or Sergeant of Arms?
Oh well, I reckon I'll start worrying when he announces he just installed a cruise control on his new wide glide :o
And Steve, it appears KIPASS has finally failed Brian, if only he had installed new batteries, that hail woulda melted long before hitting the ground.  I think I'm going to buy an FJR now :o :o 8)

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #86 on: June 08, 2012, 05:18:16 am »
Thanks! It's been a blast....I've kept Brian up with some of the observations/comments the whole time....so he's had his chuckles with it too....he'll be back soon with entertaining stories of his adventure!

Andrea


 
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #87 on: June 08, 2012, 07:20:52 am »
I'll be riding in the Black Hills area in a little less than 3 weeks and may pass through Sturgis to take a look around.  I'll try to remember to keep an eye out for discarded connie parts. And of course for wall photos of Brian and the local wildlife chopping the remainder of his connie into that new wide glide.

I wonder if Brian is becoming piratized?  He has been in the Sturgis region for quite some time ;D  I can see it know, a Silverdammit 14, massive amounts of leather tassles, 2 cup holders, chrome pipes (straight of course), chrome fenders, and the rider wearing a skull cap and fingerless gloves.  Andrea, whatever will you do with him when he starts calling ya his "Ol Lady"? ;)  I wonder if Kirby will be his VP or Sergeant of Arms?
Oh well, I reckon I'll start worrying when he announces he just installed a cruise control on his new wide glide :o
And Steve, it appears KIPASS has finally failed Brian, if only he had installed new batteries, that hail woulda melted long before hitting the ground.  I think I'm going to buy an FJR now :o :o 8)

Seriously though, I was sorry to see the adventure end but glad he's safe and can relax and have an "easy" trip while taking in the scenery. Safe travels!

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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #88 on: June 08, 2012, 07:57:58 am »
Well hail, now you can post more pics...be carefull, be Brian.
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Re: Another Coast- To- Coast in 50 hours.... maybe
« Reply #89 on: June 09, 2012, 06:52:18 pm »
I have to chalk this one up as a failure. I am in Tacoma, WA safe and sound as of Sat. evening. I got stuck in SD- I was fueling when the sky turned black all the way to the ground and the wind picked up. In the northeast it is what we would call a squall. The locals were trying to hide their cars and weather reports were calling for hail and 60+ MPH winds. So I hung around for long enough to pretty much close the time window on a CC 50 and ended up scrapping the ride, at least the CC 50 aspect.

Then I did a terrible thing-  I grabbed a hotel in Sturgis, SD. Yep, I am a little self loathing as I tell this story but it is the truth. When I got to the town line, the town officials made me wear a do- rag that said 'Cruisers Rule' just to cross over the town line. I did manage to rent an eye patch and parrot though so at least people thought I was a pirate rather than.... one of the other group of people who wear do- rags. There was a railroad track right down the middle of 'Main st.' and I got to hear a bunch of loud, slow, badly running, clanking, knocking vehicles. I saw one train also.

But seriously, I am OK with scrapping the ride due to weather. There was nothing I could do about it and I just wussed out on riding through hail. In the end, that was really not a bad way to have the ride end in a failure as nothing was broken or bleeding and I could continue on the next day.

I have no plans for the ride home but I will add a fuel cell, new GPS mount (Aqua Box works find but cannot see the display behind the plastic) and maybe some highway pegs. And the prevailing winds blow from west to east so it should be a downhill ride back home.

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